a traveler California, USA
Art historical tour of religious iconography in churches
We had the good fortune to take a personally guided tour of 13th through 15th century churches with Yannis and Maria. Yannis had a thorough knowledge of the general history of the island and its relationship with the history of the region, with an emphasis on the history of WWII.
Maria had a doctorate in Art History with a focus on the Byzantine period, which was particularly useful in understanding the iconography of the various churches we visited in the beautiful bucolic countryside of western Crete. I would recommend this tour for anyone who has a curiosity in art, architecture, or the history of this region.
Amazing, personalized tours offered all year long!
Fabulous Crete (also known as GS Tours) in Old Town is the only tour company in Chania that offers winter tours. Thankfully we found them a couple days before our departure and they worked hard to put together a special tour for my husband and I and two other travelers. We were so grateful that he worked us into his schedule and gave us a very personalized wine and cheese tour. This was no easy feat as many places are usually closed during the winter.
Dimitris shared his love for his country and boyhood village throughout the tour and treated us like family. We toured the countryside, visited a monastery, a winery, a cheese factory and a folklore museum that was an wonderful example of a historical Cretan Home. We had a typical cretan lunch before returning to Chania. What an incredible value for the price!
His English is excellent as was his knowledge about the area and it's history. We highly recommend their services.
Amazing tour with an amazing guide
This tour is a great way to get out of the town of Chania and explore some of the surrounding countryside. Along with amazing views you’ll experience delicious authentic food...fresh cheese, wine, and more. Our guide was knowledgeable, fun, and very welcoming. This was one of the only businesses we could find offering tours during the winter season. Definitely check out any of their offerings.